Hi there Aaron,
As a techie such as yourself , you should check out Tech in Motion's upcoming meet up. It will feature a Q&A panel and a light mixer to meet others with ideas looking to form a start up. RSVP today, can't wait to see you there.
Hey Aaron, Welcome to Pasadena Arduino for Artists and Engineers. Although i'm an engineer, my personal reason for forming this group was to pursue art, in particular interactive kinetic sculpture. I encourage you to attend. Chris